Governor Jay Inslee: 

“These are men and women who come home with unmatched skills, professionalism and dedication – qualities that I know any employer values and is proud to make part of their business.”

“We owe much to the men and women – and their families – who serve our nation. These are men and women who come home with unmatched skills, professionalism and dedication – qualities that I know any employer values and is proud to make part of their business. I applaud Starbucks for taking an active role in helping recruit and promote the importance of hiring veterans. While I’ve committed to doing what we can in state government, this is an effort that will only succeed when businesses large and small make this same commitment.”

Senator Patty Murray:

“I couldn't be prouder that Starbucks is stepping up to the plate to make a commitment that will truly make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families."

"With this initiative Starbucks is offering our nation’s veterans more than a pat on the back, they're offering them a chance at the one thing we know is critical in easing their transition home, a job. As Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I saw time and again how responsible corporate citizens like Starbucks can be essential in reducing the veterans unemployment rate and jump-starting our veterans' civilian careers. I couldn't be prouder that Starbucks is stepping up to the plate to make a commitment that will truly make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families."

Rep. Suzan DelBene: 

“It’s important that all of us, whether in the private or public sector, do our part to help and support our veterans as they transition back into civilian life.”

“Our nation is safer and stronger because of the men and women who have served in our armed forces,” said Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, (WA-01). “It’s important that all of us, whether in the private or public sector, do our part to help and support our veterans as they transition back into civilian life. I commend Starbucks for their commitment to hire our veterans, which will make a positive difference for their families and our economy.”

Rep. Denny Heck:

“We cannot leave our veterans or military families behind.”

“We cannot leave our veterans or military families behind. That’s why I’m thrilled Starbucks is making it a priority to hire veterans and active duty spouses and to support veterans’ programs. I hope other businesses will follow their lead.”

Rep. Derek Kilmer:

“If you serve our country, we should have your back.”

“I’m very appreciative of Starbucks’ efforts to help veterans and active duty spouses find employment. If you serve our country, we should have your back. Not only is hiring veterans and military spouses the right thing to do for those who serve, it recognizes that these men and women have talents, skills, and work ethic that strengthen our employers and our economy.”

Rep. Dave Reichert:

“I applaud this new effort from Starbucks to support our veterans, service members, and their families.”

“I applaud this new effort from Starbucks to support our veterans, service members, and their families. The men and women of the armed services make daily sacrifices to keep Americans safe and secure. We should always be ready and willing to give them our fullest gratitude and ensure a smooth transition into their civilian lives.”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

“As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Military Family Caucus, I am grateful for the tremendous role Starbucks has played to employ our military veterans and spouses across the country."

“As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Military Family Caucus, I am grateful for the tremendous role Starbucks has played to employ our military veterans and spouses across the country. Every day, I see first-hand the challenges military families face when it comes to employment – and I am proud that these great Americans will have the opportunity to be part of the dynamic Starbucks community.”

Adam Smith, Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee:

“I thank Starbucks for seeing the value in hiring veterans and their families, and am hopeful their efforts can serve as a model for businesses everywhere.”

“I join Starbucks in honoring the tremendous service and dedication of veterans in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Our nation’s veterans are highly-skilled and have expertise that greatly benefit our workforce and help strengthen our economy, but as a country, there is more that we can do to find employment opportunities for them. I thank Starbucks for seeing the value in hiring veterans and their families, and am hopeful their efforts can serve as a model for businesses everywhere.”

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